Mothballing of Ngawha plan alarming

A proposal for a major Northland wood processing plant, potentially employing hundreds at Ngawha, appears to have been killed off by a self-serving, dysfunctional electricity industry, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The... Read More

NZ welcomes Brunei delegation

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the visit to New Zealand later this week by Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pehin Lim Jock Seng and Energy and Industry Minister Pehin Yasmin Umar. “Brunei is an important... Read More

STEM scholarships for Pacific students

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is encouraging Pacific students to apply for Toloa Scholarships and to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at tertiary level. “Pacific youth need to be armed with... Read More

More people in industry training

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that more people are succeeding in industry training programmes. The new report New Zealand's Workplace-Based Learners, released today by the Ministry of Education,... Read More

Disputes scheme speeds up delays

Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking applications from dispute resolution providers to help speed up agreements between property owners with joint access to install and maintain next generation telecommunications networks. A dispute resolution... Read More

Northland irrigation study welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed an investment of $165,000 from Crown Irrigation Investments to scope irrigation scheme options in Northland. “This is great news for a region that has suffered numerous droughts over the years,”... Read More

UNSC Syria resolution vetoed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the use of the veto in response to a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria is cynical and disappointing. “New Zealand co-sponsored a resolution with Egypt and Spain calling for... Read More

John Key's full resignation speech

Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only take stock of the past 10 years, but to look forward. Being leader of both... Read More

NZ taking lead against invasive species

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced that New Zealand will take on a leadership role internationally, working with others to control and eradicate invasive alien species and protect native habitats. The Minister has made the announcement... Read More

New freight hub boosts efficiency

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially opened Coda's new Intermodal Freight Hub in Otahuhu, one of the largest of its type in New Zealand. The new facility will take containers of Fonterra products from plants in Whareroa and Pahiatua,... Read More



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